College of Design News

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Professor Speaks to CBS This Morning About COVID-19 Transmission Indoors

Architecture Professor Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg discusses BioBE research on how indoor air flow affects the virus.

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Urban Farm Crops Go to Student Food Pantry

Landscape Architecture Senior Instructor and Urban Farm Director Harper Keeler enlists pro-tem instructors to keep running farm while students are away.

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Yekang Ko Wins CELA Award for Research

The associate professor of landscape architecture’s research examines building resilience in vulnerable communities.

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Interior Architecture Students Win IDEC Graduate Studio Competition

The Interior Design Educators Council name Amicia Nametka and Julia Roath first-place winners for their design to empower the unhoused.

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BArch Alumna Helps Design Hospital in Uganda

Sharon Alitema ('19) worked on a design team for the BCRA architecture firm in Tacoma to build a hospital in her home country.

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What You Need to Know about Homemade Masks

Susan Sokolowski of Sports Product Design co-authors an article for The Conversation that focuses on fit and fabric for DIY masks.

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Art & Tech Student Helps Produce Face Shields in UO Fabrication Shop

BFA Student Geordi Helmick discusses how the shop has influenced her art practice.

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Art Alumna Talks Magical Realism, Chaos, and the Allure of the Desert

Painter Sharon Bronzan studied drawing and painting as an undergraduate and art education as a graduate student.

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Adapting Art Courses for the Internet

The School of Art + Design’s Mika Boyd, Charlene Liu, and Eric Ramos Guerrero discuss transitioning studio courses online.

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Updates on Spring Term

Information about spring term courses, commencement, residence halls, tuition, and more.

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PPPM's Ben Clark Talks to Associated Press About Essential Industries During COVID-19

The Associate Professor tells the AP that essential activities and industries vary by region.

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Arts & Culture in the Time of Corona

A collection of virtual arts and culture experiences and relief efforts.

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BioBE Research Outlines Best Practices for Minimizing COVID-19 Transmission

Architecture Faculty Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg and Mark Fretz partner with CDC to provide guidance for coronavirus in the built environment.

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The Artist, Redefined

Art & Tech alumna Mary Vertulfo (’18) reflects on her journey from being an undeclared first-year student to her current position as junior motion designer at Hovercraft studio in Denver.

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Hello Kitty is Not a Cat—Joyce Cheng Investigates the Dissonance

The art history professor and surrealism scholar uses methods from the disciplines of visual culture and anthropology to analyze the meaning of the pop culture icon.

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